G.K. Chesterton: Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth; tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of death.(Orthodoxy, pp. 64-65)

Milan Kundera: “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.”

WTS Student: “The hardest part, and the part that the dead can’t possibly speak to, is the way in which they are able to speak to today’s concerns, given the differing historical/social/cultural circumstances of their own concerns.”

Found the Chesterton over at Justin Taylor’s blog – thanks, good to keep the dead vote in the living conversation. Thoughts…Comments…Concerns….